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Oprah Drops Russell Simmons Accuser Documentary
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Oprah Drops Russell Simmons Accuser Doc From Apple Slate Two Weeks Before Sundance Premiere
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Two weeks before the film was to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Oprah Winfrey has backed away from a documentary that was said to expose music mogul Russell Simmons.
The documentary was to air on Apple TV.
In a statement, Oprah said, I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled documentary.
Oprah said that while she supports survivors, she cited creative differences as to why she stepped away.
Russell Simmons wrote a passionate plea to Oprah on Instagram back in December sharing how many things they have shared between. He said he gave her the gift of meditation.While he admitted to being a womanizer, he pleaded with her to put the old narrative behind them.
Do you think Russell’s words impacted Oprah or do you believe that she stepped down from the project due to creative differences?